I need to quote a square wedding cake to feed app. 200. The largest pan size I saw on wilton.com was 12" or14" and the set was a 4 pan set. I'm thinking if the bride and groom want to save the topper for their anniversary, I won't have enough cake with 4 layers - any suggestions?
First, I would talk to the bridge and groom and find out if they do want the top tier for their wedding. If they do want it, you can buy bigger pans. Wilton.com sells 16 and 18". There are local cake shops that sell them as well. So many places on the internet do as well.
If you have to buy square pans, get Magic Line....the square pans are SO much better! You get perfectly straight sides and great corners.
just a quick word of advise before buying a large cake pan. measure the inside of your oven if you are having trouble making one large cake think about making four smaller cakes and placing to form a large cake.
Hey I just wanted to add in that if you were going to buy square cake pans and are near a Michaels you can save some money buy using this 50% off coupon that expires on August 14th.
I just bought a set of 3 square pans ( 8", 12" and 16") that was $45 and got it for $22.50. Not bad
8/10/12/14 serves 32/50/72/98 = 252 (220 w/o top tier)
6/10/12/14 serves 18/50/72/98 = 238 (220 w/o top tier)
6/8/10/14 serves 18/32/50/98 = 198 (180 w/o top tier)
6/8/10/12 serves 18/32/50/72 = 172 (154 w/o top tier)
You can easily do some combinations that feed 200.
Find out how many they invited. Gen'l rule of thumb is 60% of the total number invited will actually show up. If she invited 300, she can expect 175-200.
I recently did a 8/12/16 square cake that fed 200 not including the top tier. I got the pans in a set from Hobby Lobby.
Just thought I would give my two cents worth I am doing a my first wedding cake next week it is to feed 200 ppl as well so I have talked to the wedding planner & we have deceided on a 14x14 2 layer for bottom 12x12 2 layerd ontop of that & then on pillers a 8x8 then I will make a satalite cake for the kitchen that you dont see just eat that will be a 12x18 2 layerd cake & then the grooms cake (armadillo) serves 12 & then a cake for the bride & groom to take home but with out the take home cake that will serve 215 ppl by the wilton cake guide I hope this helps you in some way good luck on your cake & prayers needed for mine LOL im nervous about my first one..